Special Sub-Topic: Ashes 2002 First Test
|Justin Langer's wicket was the first to fall, before lunch on Day One. How was he dismissed?|
Caught Stewart bowled Jones. Simon Jones' first wicket in the series, proved to be his last as an ill-fated dive at the ball at long on ended up with him damaging the cruciate ligament of his right knee.
|Ricky Ponting and Matthew hayden shared a record breaking second wicket partnership. How many runs did they make?|
272. Batting together for more than 6 hours to break England's spirit on Day One.
|Who took the most wickets in Australia's first innings?|
Ashley Giles. Giles 4-101, Caddick 3-108, White 2-105 and Hoggard an unlucky 0-122 England's fielding on day one did not help these figures.
|Who top scored for England in the first innings?|
Marcus Trescothick. Trescothick 72, Crawley 69*, Butcher 54 and Hussain 51. All these batsmen got starts but could not build the big score necessary to come close enough to Australia's first innings total of 492.
|True or false. Shane Warne bowled the most overs for Australia in the first innings?|
f. Glen McGrath bowled 30 to Warne's 26.5
|How many overs did Craig White bowl in the second innings?|
11. CraIG White's 11 overs cost him 61 runs (including a massive 6 to Matthew Hayden to take him into the 90s).
|What was England's victory target in the second innings?|
464. Falling short by 384 runs.
|From 2-3, England slumped to 5-35. In order, who were the three batsmen dismissed?|
Hussain, Crawley, Stewart. First Hussain (who survived a very confident caught behind appeal by Gillespie earlier) was caught behing off McGrath. Followed by Crawley run out by a direct hit from Gilchrist after a late call from Butcher, who attmpted to run a bye off Warne. Then the luckless Alec Stewart was freakishly caught by Matthew Hayden fielding in a short gully position off Warne.
|How long did England's second innings last?|
127 minutes. Only Butcher with 40 showed any resistance to Australia's relentless attack.
|What were Glen McGrath's match figures?|
8-123. McGrath eight wickets were decisive but Matthew Hayden's 197 followed by his 103 in the second innings was the matchwinning (and Man of the Match) performance.
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